Friday, August 24, 2012

The Exact Same Picture Frame

So last week I ‘sacrificed’ my glassless picture frame to pimp that slightly worn cow parade print. Lucky me I saved the original backboard and passe-partout…

Because, what do you know, three days later I find the exact same IKEA frame, only this time without the board and passe-partout but WITH the glass.

And voilà, easy fix and another complete product to sell!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cow Parade

One of the advantages of mass production – I have to admit – is the standardization of sizes and interchangeability of parts.

Here’s a printed picture I picked up a couple of days ago. I don’t think it ever was framed because it’s stuck on a thick board that has a hang-up eye of its own at the back of it. And therefore the edges and corners are a bit worn so it will still sell at the flea market, but not for a lot.

So I dug up this old frame that I’ve had for years but seemed useless because the glass is missing. I removed its original board and the passe-partout and…

miraculously my picture exactly fits in and now I can ask a decent price for it!

By the way if you’re interested, Cow Parade sells painted statues of cows to raise money for a good cause. Some of them are really cute.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

False Hair Extensions

As I was looking for a way to display my hair accessories I dug up an old find: a thick bundle of cheap kinky false hair that the Surinam ladies in my country use for weave-ins.

It came to me in a loose braid that I redid more tightly tying it around the neck of my dress dummy.

Then turning it to the back did some experimenting yesterday.

But I wasn’t too happy with the all black background and the bottom plume where I clip the barrettes over a few strands of hair hung too low. Apart from the fact that the light in this part of my garden wasn’t cooperating.

I wanted to profit of the contrast of the white décolleté so today I tucked the top of the braid underneath the right shoulder of the jumper then swung it to the front on the other side.

Focusing on the left side of the doll, excluding her neck it just looks like she actually has a head with hair.

If you like my creations take a look at my hair accessories shop section here.